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May 15

Creepy or cute?  These wooden dolls with jointed limbs were donated to the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library in a “naked” state, except for their plaid ribbons and painted limbs.  What had they originally worn?  One is stamped “Italy” on the back, but this is the only clue to their origin.  The hand painted faces are at once suspicious and questioning – not the happy faces normally seen on dolls.  c. 1910s, Craftsperson Unknown.3235

This is the very last post in the Countdown to Backspace Forward.  We hope it has inspired and motivated some of you in your creative efforts.  Applications are due on Friday, May 16 by midnight.  Full call for submissions is here.  GOOD LUCK!

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